How do i order my SQLITE database in descending order, for an android app?



4 Answers

Cursor c = scoreDb.query(Table_Name, score, null, null, null, null, Column+" DESC");

Try this

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What is the most efficient method of showing my data in descending order?

public String getRank() {

    String[] rank = new String[]{ KEY_ROWID };
    Cursor c = scoreDb.query(DATABASE_TABLE, rank, null, null, null, null, null);   //reading information from db.
    String rankResult = "";

    int iRow = c.getColumnIndex(KEY_ROWID); //Cursor looking for column setting equal to these ints.


    for (c.moveToFirst(); !c.isAfterLast(); c.moveToNext()) { 
        //Move to first row - where cursor starts and moves to next row as long it is not after last row.
        rankResult = rankResult + c.getString(iRow) + "\n"; 
        //Returning value of row that it is currently on.
    }
    return rankResult;  //returning result
}

public String getName() {

    String[] name = new String[]{ KEY_NAME };
    Cursor c = scoreDb.query(DATABASE_TABLE, name, null, null, null, null, null);   //reading information from db.
    String nameResult = "";

    int iRow1 = c.getColumnIndex(KEY_NAME); //Cursor looking for column setting equal to these ints.


    for (c.moveToFirst(); !c.isAfterLast(); c.moveToNext()) { 
        //Move to first row - where cursor starts and moves to next row as long it is not after last row.
        nameResult = nameResult + c.getString(iRow1) + "\n"; 
        //Returning value of row that it is currently on.
    }
    return nameResult;  //returning result
}

public String getScore() {

    String[] score = new String[]{ KEY_SCORE };
    Cursor c = scoreDb.query(DATABASE_TABLE, score, null, null, null,null, null);   //reading information from db.
    String scoreResult = "";

    int iRow2 = c.getColumnIndex(KEY_SCORE); //Cursor looking for column setting equal to these ints.


    for (c.moveToFirst(); !c.isAfterLast(); c.moveToNext()) { 
        //Move to first row - where cursor starts and moves to next row as long it is not after last row.
        scoreResult = scoreResult + c.getString(iRow2) + "\n"; 
        //Returning value of row that it is currently on.
    }
    return scoreResult; //returning result
}



We have one more option to do order by

public Cursor getlistbyrank(String rank) {
        try {
//This can be used
return db.`query("tablename", null, null, null, null, null, rank +"DESC",null );
OR
return db.rawQuery("SELECT * FROM table order by rank", null);
        } catch (SQLException sqle) {
            Log.e("Exception on query:-", "" + sqle.getMessage());
            return null;
        }
    }

You can use this two method for order




About efficient method. You can use CursorLoader. For example I included my action. And you must implement ContentProvider for your data base. https://developer.android.com/reference/android/content/ContentProvider.html

If you implement this, you will call you data base very efficient.

public class LoadEntitiesActionImp implements LoaderManager.LoaderCallbacks<Cursor> {

   public interface OnLoadEntities {
       void onSuccessLoadEntities(List<Entities> entitiesList);
   }

    private OnLoadEntities onLoadEntities;

    private final Context context;

    private final LoaderManager loaderManager;

    public LoadEntitiesActionImp(Context context, LoaderManager loaderManager) {
        this.context = context;
        this.loaderManager = loaderManager;
    }

    public void setCallback(OnLoadEntities onLoadEntities) {
        this.onLoadEntities = onLoadEntities;
    }

    public void loadEntities() {
        loaderManager.initLoader(LOADER_ID, null, this);
    }

    @Override
    public Loader<Cursor> onCreateLoader(int id, Bundle args) {
        return new CursorLoader(context, YOUR_URI, null, YOUR_SELECTION, YOUR_ARGUMENTS_FOR_SELECTION, YOUR_SORT_ORDER);
    }

    @Override
    public void onLoadFinished(Loader<Cursor> loader, Cursor cursor) {
    }

    @Override
    public void onLoaderReset(Loader<Cursor> loader) {
    }



Cursor c = myDB.rawQuery("SELECT distinct p_name,p_price FROM products order by Id desc",new String[]{});

this works for me!!!




According to docs:

public Cursor query (String table, String[] columns, String selection, String[] selectionArgs, String groupBy, String having, String orderBy, String limit);

and your ORDER BY param means:

How to order the rows, formatted as an SQL ORDER BY clause (excluding the ORDER BY itself). Passing null will use the default sort order, which may be unordered.

So, your query will be:

 Cursor cursor = db.query(TABLE_NAME, null, null,
            null, null, null, KEY_ITEM + " DESC", null);



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